Friday, October 05, 2012


Frost Park Chalk Off 5:27 was without theme, which simply allowed TWT to wander into weird places.  There was an image of a bio-industrial octopus/oil derrick that I could not shake from my mind.  I think I originally dreamed it at some point.

"Fracktopus" by Troy's Work Table.

Detail of "Fracktopus," showing gear eyes, drill beak, oil runoff.

The oil runoff was created by first chalking the colored layers of soil and rock and then adding heavy layers of cowboy charcoal at "ground level."  A few squirts from a spray bottle got the charcoal running through the colored chalk.  A few more lines of charcoal and a few more squirts of water and the charcoal dried in place.  TWT was rather happy with the effect.

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